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A local take on America’s PrepareAthon!

Over the month of April events have been taking place nationwide to help ensure America’s preparedness in the event of an emergency. America’s PrepareAthon is a grassroots movement that highlights the importance of preparedness for reacting to any sort of emergency situation. “The U.S. Army has teamed up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or…

Stephanie Caffall Local

Second ‘Take Back Night’ hosted at Cochise College

Stephanie Caffall Rick Mueller, mayor, City of Sierra Vista, spoke at the Take Back the Night event and encouraged the community to put an end to sexual assault and harassment. Fort Huachuca and the Sierra Vista community joined together in hosting the second Take Back the Night event 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Cochise College…

Stephanie Caffall Salutes & Awards

Installation Retirement Ceremony honors retirees

Stephanie Caffall Fourteen Soldiers, one Department of Army Civilian and their guests await the formal recognition portion of the Installation Retirement Ceremony Friday on Brown Parade Field. Fort Huachuca honored 14 Soldiers and one Department of Army Civilian for their dedication to duty in its third quarter Installation Retirement Ceremony Friday on Brown Parade Field….

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Holocaust Remembrance Day Observance reminds crowd of valuable lessons

Natalie Lakosil Lily Brull, Holocaust survivor, receives a poem, flowers and homemade Challah bread from Malachi, 4, and Kayalynn Fiddes, 8, after speaking about her experience as a Holocaust survivor. Lily Brull was only 10 years old when her family had to leave everything they knew behind them to escape the German soldiers in Antwerp,…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

U.S., Britain agree to share communications intelligence U.S. Army photo Maj. Melvin C. Helfers evaluated ULTRA, or Special Intelligence, and presented it to Gen. George Patton. The BRUSA Agreement severely restricted access to ULTRA to only the most highly placed officers via Special Branch liaison officers. The importance of Communications Intelligence, or COMINT, in the…


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101 Critical Days of Summer safety campaign begins, safety in mind

Posted  May 30, 2014

As the days get hotter and longer, hazards and risks increase across the Army and injury-related statistics often rise. Running from Memorial Day through Labor Day, the Army’s 101 Critical Days of Summer safety campaign is intended to remind us that we can’t afford to lose focus on safety while either on- or off-duty. Family…

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AAFES team member ‘Mama B’ retires after 31 years

Posted  May 30, 2014

For Barbara Slaughter, or ‘Mama B’ as her coworkers often called her, it was a bittersweet day as she put in her final hours on the clock with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service May 23, retiring after 31 years. Slaughter, the administrative assistant for the Exchange, began her career with AAFES in 1975…

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ACAP sets up Soldiers for success after military

Posted  May 30, 2014

Maranda Flynn Army Career and Alumni Program counselor Dana Nolan assists service members while completing their transition process out of the military. Attending the ACAP program is mandatory in order to be released from active duty. As the military draws down and Soldiers prepare to transition out, timely preparation for the Civilian lifestyle is crucial…

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Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Afghanistan

Posted  May 30, 2014

I strongly support the president’s decision to maintain a limited U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan after our combat mission ends there later this year. This presence, which is contingent on a signed bilateral security agreement, will help ensure that al Qaeda cannot reconstitute itself in Afghanistan, and it will help us sustain the significant progress…

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Obama: U.S. to keep nearly 10,000 troops in Afghanistan in 2015

Posted  May 30, 2014

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced Tuesday the United States plans to keep nearly 10,000 American troops in Afghanistan next year — a level largely in line with what U.S. commanders had requested — and that nearly all U.S. forces will leave the country by the end of 2016, bringing to an end a U.S….

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Army tests network capabilities at NIE 14.2

Posted  May 30, 2014

Nancy Jones-Bonbrest Network Integration Evaluation 14.2, which is the seventh in a series of semi-annual field evaluations focused on improvement and simplification of the Army’s networked capabilities, came to a close May 22. More than 900 Marines, a British mechanized brigade headquarters, and 3,800 Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, fought side-by-side in…

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Post, off-post community observes Memorial Day

Posted  May 30, 2014

Gabrielle Kuholski Pictured center, Thea Chapman, Widowed Support Center secretary, participates in the wreath laying ceremony during the Memorial Day Observance at the Fort Huachuca Post Cemetery Monday with the assistance of Sergeant Audie Murphy Club members. Three wreaths were presented during the ceremony. In honor of our nation’s fallen military service members, U.S. Army…

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D-Day paratrooper remembers historic jump ahead of 70th anniversary

Posted  June 5, 2014

Veteran paratrooper Jim “Pee Wee” Martin, who jumped into Normandy on D-Day, returned to coastal France to mark the 70th anniversary of the invasion that changed the course of World War II.

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FMWR Briefs – June 6, 2014

Posted  June 5, 2014

Murr CC holds bazaar this weekend Murr Community Center presents the Spring Bazaar tomorrow, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Sunday, noon – 4 p.m. The event, which features local arts and crafts vendors, is open to the public and admission is free. For more information, call 520.533.2404. AFAP Teen Conference scheduled The Army Family…

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Community Briefs June 6, 2014

Posted  June 6, 2014

Ride big waves at Tsunami Night The Sierra Vista Aquatic Center, the Cove, cranks up the waves today, 7 – 10 p.m. Cost is $10 per person and includes pizza and soda. DJ Tech FX will crank up the music for the Tsunami Night Dance Contest. For more information, call 520.417.4800. Chiricahua NM waives entrance,…

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